Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett's UK and European tour dates

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Foo Fighters' lead guitarist Chris Shiflett embarks on his solo UK and European tour this month.

The run kicks off on March 30th at Dublin's The Grand Social and includes a stop at the intimate Omeara in London on April 1st.

The shows follow the release of the 47-year-old rocker's new single, 'This Ol World', which is his reaction to Donald Trump being elected as President of the United States in 2016 and Brexit in the UK.

Speaking about the record to recently, he said: "It's always a struggle to write songs about current events or politics, but how can you not be affected by what the f**k is happening?

"Over here we've got Trump and over there in the UK you've got Brexit and Farage.

"It seems like every western country is dealing with its own version of Trumpism and the rejection of the status quo and liberal policies."

The song will feature on his follow-up to 2017 LP 'West Coast Town', which he described as "guitar-driven".

He added: "There's definitely more rock than my last album.

"It's more guitar driven, although that sounds like a funny thing to say when so much of my stuff is guitar driven.

"But I like exploring sounds that I don't get to play with.

"West Coast Town from my last record was super pedal steel heavy, and this new one definitely has crunchier guitar tones and it's more of a rock and roll record."

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Chris Shiflett tour dates 2019: March 30, The Grand Social, Dublin March 31, The Haunt, Brighton April 1, Omeara, London April 2, The Fleece, Bristol April 4, Night & Day, Manchester April 5, Classic Grand, Glasgow April 6, La Bell Angle, Edinburgh April 8, John Dee Club, Oslo April 9, Pumphuest, Copenhagen April 10, Nalen Klubb, Stockholm